As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook's conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion. The post OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The year so far shows 'modest growth' in Brazil's beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio's book biennial and rights trading program. The post Rights Watch: Rio’s Biennial Book Fair Prepares Its Agents & Business Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada's newest survey of respondents' leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year. The post Canadians’ Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Sixty-eight indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico by almost 7 million people. Several publishers focus on this linguistic diversity and oral traditions. The post ‘Concepts of the World’: Publishing in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia. The post On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: ‘Exponential Growth’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.' And change, says Bloomsbury's Richard Charkin, is a new constant. The post Richard Charkin: ‘We’ve Allowed Our Industry To Become Over-Complicated’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its efforts. The post Russian Censorship Is Being Intensified; Translated Work Examined appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.' This, says Orion's Katie Espiner, is global book publishing's message today. The post Katie Espiner to Frankfurt’s Markets: Brexit Is Publishing’s Opportunity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'Women need to almost un-condition themselves,' says Emerald's Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets' panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing. The post Vicky Williams on Women in Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Watching Romanian youth leave for education elsewhere in Europe, Bucharest's Grupal Editorial Art is teaming up with Stuttgart's Klett Gruppe to raise educational standards at home. The post Germany’s Klett Partners with Romania’s Editorial ART in Educational Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'Stories remain when the land has been taken,' says Cherie Dimaline about indigenous narratives of Canada. "We live in the stories." The post ‘We All Have a Place Here’: Canada’s Indigenous Voices in Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
A good agency's character is 'built with many authors, not single ones.' CBQ's Claudia Bernaldo di Quiros offers five titles making rights sales. The post Agency Rights Update: Madrid’s CBQ Agencia Literaria appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'The readers feel the book was written to them,' says one of two authors of 'postcard books' in Denmark, books 'sent from somewhere unknown,' The post Danish Postcard Books: ‘A Very Precise and Highly Compact’ Format appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Russia's book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal. The post Russian Government Figures Put Book Piracy at 25 to 30 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Focused on Mexican and Latin American authors, La Cartonera publishes hand-made books with hand-painted covers. These literary creations are selling at home and abroad. The post A Handmade Tale: Mexican Publisher La Cartonera’s Collectible Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
As Hollywood went into high gear for Christopher Nolan's new film, so did Open Road Integrated Media for Walter Lord's 1982 book on Dunkirk. The post New Life for Backlist: Open Road’s Dunkirk ‘Miracle’ Marketing Victory appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Cumhuriyet Books publisher Turhan Günay—just released in Istanbul pending court action—and Evrensel publishing house are named Prix Voltaire winners. The post Turkey’s Turhan Günay, Evrensel Win IPA’s Prix Voltaire appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'Allowing universities to copy for free that which they previously paid for' is not fair, rules a Canadian justice, in a closely watched copyright battle. The post On Copyright and Copies in Canada: A Federal Court Ruling Backs Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From France and India: two female executives, two contrasting perspectives, in interviews on the challenges of women in executive roles in publishing. The post At Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets’: Why Aren’t There More Women Executives in Publishing? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Publishers now can apply for $250,000 in grants to promote Canadian literature to Ontario's teachers, librarians, and school boards. The post ‘Bringing More Canadian Books to Classrooms’: Ontario’s New Strategy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.